An Evaluation of the Padres Top 30 Ranked Prospects

November 12, 2017

All of the general managers in Major League Baseball have one goal: build a championship caliber team. Whether it be paying millions of dollars in free agency or drafting well and developing prospects, some GM’s will do whatever it takes to bring that championship trophy to their city. The New York Yankees were the first team to implement the idea that spending millions of dollars in free agency was the…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 7

November 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres minor league prospects had a busy Tuesday night, as 11 players were in action. The Javelinas lost 5-1, but five different Padres players participated in the game, including three pitchers. With a 13-10 record, the Javelinas still hold a three-game lead over the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL West division. In the Dominican Republic, Fernando Tatis and Franchy Cordero both played. Fernando Perez continued his hitting…

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San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

November 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is arguably the healthiest it has ever been in the existence of the franchise. The amount of depth in the minor league system is ridiculous. There are literally multiple young prospects at each position on the diamond being cultivated. The majority of these prized players are teenagers, so there is some reason to be slightly concerned about their overall progression. Prospects are not a…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 5

November 5, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players in action on Sunday afternoon. After an eventful Fall Stars Game, the Peoria Javelinas were off. Both Luis Urias and Josh Naylor had a successful all-star game, but in the end the West team lost to an East squad that rallied in the bottom of the eighth to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Urias homered in the game and Naylor had…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 3

November 3, 2017

The San Diego Padres had nine prospects in action on Friday night. In Peoria, the Javelinas lost 7-2 to the Glendale Desert Dogs. They are now 12-9 on the year with a three-game lead on the same Desert Dogs’ team in the AFL West standings. In other leagues around the globe, both Fernando Tatis and Franchy Cordero are in a bit of a slump. Both players did play on Friday…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 27

October 27, 2017

A total of 10 Padres minor leaguers got into game action on Friday. Josh Naylor hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth off Keegan Akin from the Orioles to give the Javelinas the 9-8 win. Peoria is now 9-6 on the year and in first place in the AFL. There was plenty of action in the Caribbean leagues, as both Fernando Tatis’ and Franchy Cordero‘s teams…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 24

October 24, 2017

The Peoria Javelinas lost 3-2, as the team only managed two hits on the day. The Glendale Desert Dogs’ pitching staff was excellent as Pirates’ pitcher Mitch Keller started and only allowed a two-run homer to Braves’ prospect Ronald Acuna in his four innings of work. After Keller, the Desert Dogs’ bullpen was nearly flawless, only walking three in their five innings of work. The foursome out of the pen…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Low-A Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 22, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Fernando Tatis Jr. is One of the Best Prospects in Baseball If there is any obvious takeaway from the TinCaps season, it is that Fernando Tatis Jr. very clearly puts himself into the conversation as one of the best prospects in all of baseball. After improving in every month in Fort Wayne, Tatis found himself surprisingly promoted to the San Antonio Missions in September for the stretch…

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Down on The Farm: Two Playoff Victories

September 8, 2017

  San Antonio Missions: 9-0 Win @Midland Joey Lucchesi threw seven scoreless innings, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, as the Missions beat the Midland Rockhounds 9-0 on Friday night. San Antonio will look to be the first team since 2013 to eliminate the A’s affiliate in the playoffs, as Midland has won three consecutive Texas League championships. Notable Performers Joey Lucchesi (7.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K) The left-hander…

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Down on the Farm: August Review- Tremendous Growth Within the System

September 1, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 33-89, .371/.456/.528, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 R, 47 TB, 159 wRC+ Outfielder Rafael Ortega has done a little bit of everything for the Chihuahuas in the month of August. Given his age (he’s 26), Ortega isn’t much of a prospect, but he has been fairly consistent all season. Through August, Ortega has a 118 wRC+ on the season,…

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What Does the Future Hold for Fernando Tatis Jr?

August 25, 2017

Fernando Tatis Jr has been promoted to Double-A San Antonio. But what is next for the 19-year-old shortstop? The young infielder was promoted by the Padres all the way up to Double-A San Antonio from Fort Wayne, skipping Lake Elsinore altogether. But what does that mean exactly? The promotion of Tatis doesn’t necessarily mean that he will never play in Single-A again. Some would suggest that this promotion was solely…

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Fernando Tatis is Jumping to Double-A, Is This a Wise Choice?

August 21, 2017

As the San Diego Padres added 17-year-old defensive wizard Gabriel Arias to Fort Wayne’s roster a few days ago, there were whispers of a possible Fernando Tatis Jr. promotion. Tatis has shown steady improvement in each and every month of his play in the Mid-West League and was surely deserving of a move upward within the Padres system. What surprised many is that the team is having Tatis skip the…

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